Those advocates all over the world who want the use of whips to be banned in the home straight, may just have been given a leg up last night at Canterbury Park.
That’s Canterbury Park in the U.S. not in Sydney.
This Canterbury is in Minnesota, a northern state of America.
And, if you watch the footage, you’ll see horses all over the track once they straightened for the run to the judge.
With 200m to go Well Read on the outside in while silks and red cap, was certain to win the race but just as he was giving his all and moving to the lead, his rider Alex Cantari pulled the stick.
The horse thought that unfair and reacted.
Luckily neither horse or rider, so it was reported post race, were injured with Cantari riding 9 horses in work the next morning.
The appropriately named, given the carnage, Shattered Dreams at 62/1, stormed home to win. When the jock fell from Well Read Shattered Dreams was 3 lengths behind him.
Watch 📺👇 horse knew it had been struck and didn’t like it.